SGL Carbon welcomes 44 new apprentices in Germany and Austria

SGL Carbon's apprentices 2019

SGL Carbon's apprentices 2019

On September 2, 2019, 44 young people began their professional careers at multiple SGL Carbon sites in Germany and Austria. In Meitingen and Bonn, Germany, as well as the Austrian town of Innkreis, they started their apprenticeships in various technical and commercial professions as well as dual study programs. 

The apprentices will be prepared for their later careers as specialists in various vocations, including industrial management assistant, process mechanic, machine and systems operator, mechatronics specialist and electrician. Plus, for years, SGL Carbon has offered a dual study program with a focus on economics or technology, such as mechanical engineering. 

Birgit Reiter, Group Vice President Human Resources at SGL Carbon: “For us as a technology-based company, the skills and knowledge of our employees is a key factor to success. Traditionally, the apprenticeship is an important source for covering personnel needs in the commercial technical sector. This is more important than ever, with a shortage of skilled labor making itself felt. Thus, our apprentices and dual students are part of SGL Carbon’s future.”

In recent years, SGL Carbon has hired an average of 30 new apprentices each year. The application process for apprenticeships beginning in September 2020 has already begun. More information on the available positions and the application process can be found at

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